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Saturday, June 30, 2012

pilikia

\pee-lee-KEE-ah\ , noun;
1.
Trouble.
Quotes:
After a while this older man spoke: “Remember, we never asked you to cause pilikia. We only asked that you help set things right.”
-- Rodney Morales, When the Shark Bites
Otherwise, pilikia, particularly in the form of illness, will result for the mover.
-- Karen Lee Ito, Lady Friends
Origin:
Pilikia stems from a Hawaiian word meaning "trouble".
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